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Les hommes illustres qui ont paru en France pendant ce siecle : avec leurs portraits au naturel


Published 1696
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Two issues are known. The first issue contains biographies of Arnauld and Pascal at v. 1, p. 15-16 and 65-66 respectively, each with added engraved portrait. In the second issue, these leaves have been cancelled and replaced with biographies and portrait of Thomassin and Du Cange, and the Table to v. 1 has been updated with cancel slips. Some copies of the second issue are known with the suppressed leaves added--Cf. Brunet

Getty research institute copy is of the second issue; however, the portraits of Arnauld and Pascal are appended to the end of vol. 1, and the biographies are accomplished in manuscript

Portraits engraved by C. Duflos, G. Edelinck, J. Lubin, and P. van Schuppen after designs by numerous artists

Engraved allegorical title-page in vol. 1, vignettes and tailpieces by S. Le Clerc; woodcut headpieces by P. Le Sueur

"Achevé d'imprimer pour la premiere fois, le 28. Septembre 1696"--V. 1, p. [10] (1st count); "Achevé d'imprimer pour la premiere fois le 30. May 1700"--v. 2, p. [103]

Bound in old gilt red morocco; gilt spine; marbled edges; armorial bookplate of Archibald Philip, Earl of Rosebery, and Theodore Besterman on front pastedowns


Volume 2
Publisher A Paris : Chez Antoine Dezallier ...
Pages 226
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language French
Call number 109033
Digitizing sponsor Getty Research Institute
Book contributor Getty Research Institute
Collection getty; americana

Full catalog record MARCXML

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